Malaysia: Shell Game

Trying to find the results of Attorney General Robert Kennedy's whirlwind peacemaking trip through Southeast Asia last week Was like playing the old shell game: now you saw it, now you didn't.

No sooner had Kennedy flown back to Washington after arranging a ceasefire in the Malaysia feud, than fierce fighting erupted once again. More than 60 Indonesian "volunteer" guerrillas launched three forays through the jungle into the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah before they were driven back. Since Indonesian air force planes, along with Malaysian-based helicopters, had dropped thousands of leaflets announcing the truce, it was unclear whether...

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